A cool way to cool: Engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space
Stanford engineers have invented a revolutionary coating material that can help cool buildings, even on sunny days, by radiating heat away from the buildings and sending it directly into space.
Study shows Beijing haze linked directly to gaseous pollutants from traffic, industrial emissions
Twisted light waves sent across Vienna
A group of researchers from Austria have sent twisted beams of light across the rooftops of Vienna.
Brothers create mathematical model for creating odor cancelling smells
Air pollutants could boost potency of common airborne allergens
A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be a major contributor to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ...
New research suggests insect wings might serve gyroscopic function
Gyroscopes measure rotation in everyday technologies, from unmanned aerial vehicles to cell phone screen stabilizers.
WaterNest 100: A pod-shaped vision of floating household
Review: New MacBook shows Apple not giving up on laptop
The MacBook Air was revolutionary when Apple started selling it in 2008. Though still thin and light, the Air now feels like a cheap cousin next to more powerful MacBook Pro laptops and Windows laptops known ...
Solar plane revs up for historic round-the-world flight
A solar powered plane aims to fly into history on Monday, taking off from Abu Dhabi on a round-the-world odyssey to promote alternative energy.
Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords
Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in ...
Engineers develop new air filter that could help Beijing residents breathe easily
In the past few years, Yi Cui has made several business trips to China. Each time he has found himself choked by smog produced by automobiles and coal power plants.
Igniting the air for atmospheric research
Scientists from Vienna and Moscow have created a high-energy mid-infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air. Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances in the atmosphere.
Falling faster—researchers confirm super-terminal raindrops
Five years ago, a research team at Michigan Technological University and Universidad Nacional Autanoma de Mexico (National University of Mexico) detected tiny, super-fast raindrops. The finding was unexpe ...
Stopping at red lights exposes drivers to high levels of air pollution, new study finds
Research published today in the journal Atmospheric Environment has found that drivers are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollutants when stopped at red lights.